Michael Walter The New 'Rockhead' At WFTK
January 16, 2008 at 4:39 PM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA Rock WFTK (96 ROCK)/CINCINNATI has just named MICHAEL WALTER PD. WALTER has tons of QUEEN CITY experience, having spent 13 years with CLEAR CHANNEL crosstown Rock rival WEBN.
"Those were great times," WALTER said. "I only wish I hadn't been such an acid head at the time so that I could remember some of the things I had done, as I have to believe that some of that experience might come in handy in the near future."
CUMULUS/CINCINNATI OM T.J. HOLLAND notes, "It’s the first time I've seen [WFTK morning hosts' the 2 ANGRY GUYS smile since ... okay, it’s the first time I've seen the 2 ANGRY GUYS smile. Sadly, I think they'll all get along just fine."
To which CUMULUS/CINCINNATI Market Manager KARRIE SUDBRACK concluded, "I hope I don't regret the decision to allow him to write his own press release."
Jeff Davis On The Loose
WALTER succeeds JEFF DAVIS, who was PD of Talk WFTK (SUPERTALK FM 96.5) from the day it launched on NOVEMBER 2nd, 2006 until the switch to 96 ROCK on DECEMBER 13th.
Said DAVIS, "CUMULUS gave it a year, but decided to switch to Rock. I want to thank OM TJ HOLLAND and former GM GARY LEWIS for giving me the opportunity to PD at SUPERTALK. They knew that I was dying for us to get an AM, but I ended up doing it on FM! Let folks know they can e-mail me at email@example.com, since my old addresses are no longer functioning!"